DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a straw yellow color with a carbonation tornado in the center of the glass, a massive white head that lasted a while and a nice thick degree of lacing. The aroma is weak with lemon and citrusy malt dominating..but overall it was pretty light. The flavor is medium bodied which is an improvement in itself for a pilsner. Malts, lemon and citrus dominate with a cardboard-like dryness toward the finish. High carbonation level, some breadyness and metalicness as it warmed. I really can’t complain though...this is about as good a pilsner as Ive had in a long time.
DarkElf (2961) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12 oz bottle: Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) Not a bad pilsner, fairly well balanced and moderately flavorful, but I’m not crazy about the prominent status of the moderately sour lemon citrus flavor in the beer. It’s not overwhelming or unpleasant, but it overshadows the very light maltiness, and even the mildly bitter hops. The nose is mostly lemon as well. The body is pretty light, but not watery. Fairly pale yellow in color and hazy, with plenty of small, dark particles suspended in the beer. White head pours to about an inch in height and shows excellent retention, maintaining a thinning layer for the duration of the session. A full coating of fine, delicate lacing is left on the glass. Not something I’d seek out.
Oakes (10935) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - JAN 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, at the brewpub
Hazy straw colour. Appetizing bready malt taste with a pungent, fruity hop character (thought I got some Simcoe, but apparently not). Crisp, grassy bitterness with a hint of lemon and some honeyed, biscuity pale malts. Sweetish finish. This is the PNW’s version of "approachable starter beer".
5000 (4967) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a very pale golden, somewhat cloudy, large white rocky head, web like lacing, with soft carbonation. Malty nose, somewhat buttery and sweet. Slightly floral as well, and quite sweet about that too. Somewhat thick mouthfeel is what I first notice, almost wheaty. Nice sweet maltiness, with a floral/spicy flair. Yeah, definitely a bit heavier than your normal pilsner, which I really like. Good body, somewhat thick mouthfeel. Finishes with a bit more hops, albeit very soft. Also malty. Nice! Probably one of the better local Pilseners I have had.
BückDich (5467) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow gold color, nice head & spotty lacing. Nose of crisp hops & citrus toasty malts. Taste is balanced & full bodied. Very nice pilsner. Semi-sweet finish.
Sham (1846) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light yellow gold with a creamy head with some stringly lace. Grassy and earthy with a bit of btter hops. Some lemon, almost a cleaner smell. The malts are few and far between. Bitter and acidic. It makes my tongue tingle a bit. Large amount of bitter citrus is what it is. The grassiness is there, but almost buried. Sharp and acidic bite to the palate.
haddon90 (1301) - Newport Beach, California, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Nice clear golden color with a slim white head. Like Argo said, very doughy. Malty as well. Slight honey taste, herbal, very refreshing. A nice Pils I must say.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Golden with a slight haze and a white head. The aroma is VERY doughy, like that of raw pizza dough. Light grass and herbal also in the nose. The flavor is also VERY doughy. The noble hops cut the dough quite well making this a plesant experience. Crisp finish, medium-light body.
argo0 (10338) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft) Clear straw body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, strong dough, light herbal. Taste is medium sweet, honey, dough, light grassy, with some herbal/orange in the finish. Light-medium body.
jayc (28) - USA - APR 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap at La Conner Brew Pub ... I thought I was in Germany having the local 'pils. Average as measured by someone well exposed to local German national, in country pils beers BUT a surprise to get one on Pugent Sound. The Germans would like this one, on tap of course! Bold, and so heady --- it's spitting it out big-time just like the old country brews in upper Bavaria. Smooth flavorful, hoppy going in and coming out.